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On the front lines: Jennifer Schmidt

General internist discusses how she has changed her clinic in response to COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Video by Huy Mach and Gaia Remerowski

General internist Jennifer Schmidt, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, describes how she had to quickly adapt her clinic to keep patients safe during the COVID-19 crisis and the impacts such changes could have on the practice of medicine. Learn more about Dr. Schmidt’s efforts.

This video is part of a series of short videos focusing on how Washington University health-care workers, scientists and students have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 1,500 faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, ranking among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Huy uses visual storytelling in his coverage of medical education, patient care, and research. He was part of a team of photographers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2015. He has a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.